Chevron Tech Talk - "Supporting our future energy needs with advances in information technologies"

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
GDC 2.216
Sep 17, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Talk Title: Supporting our future energy needs with advances in information technologies

Speaker Name: Peter Breunig


The oil & gas industry is facing increasingly complex and dynamic challenges to support our future energy needs. Chevron is committed to integrating various technological developments into its business to help deliver safe and affordable energy that fuels progress and economic growth around the world.  Particularly, as the amount of collected data grows exponentially in the industry, the hardware and software improvements in the information technology realm can be an enabler of better exploration efforts and ultimately help the business make the right data-driven decisions. 


Peter Breunig is the General Manager of Technology Management & Architecture (TMA) at Chevron IT.  He is responsible for Chevron’s IT technical direction and strategy.  Peter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Boston College in 1977 and a Master of Science degree in Geophysics in 1980, also from Boston College. Peter has had a distinguished career at Chevron and is set to retire in October 2014.

Peter began his Chevron career in 1980 as a geophysicist.  During his tenure with Chevron , he has held a variety of functional and technical leadership roles providing technical support and service to various upstream business units.  From 1995 to 2001 Peter was the Team Lead of Seismic Imaging Research.   He led a project to enhance Chevron’s ability to image underneath the salt in the Gulf of Mexico.

As General Manager of Technical Computing for 7 years, Peter’s group was responsible for providing information management, application and high performance computing support to organizations within Chevron.  This involved research, development, deployment and operational support.  In 2008, Peter began his present position as the General Manager of TMA and the IT CTO for Chevron. 

Peter has served on the Energistics Board from 2002 – 2008, the SPE IT Tech Board from 2008 to the present, and the Industrial Advisory Board Computer Science, Cal Poly University from 2006 to the present.